Skip to comments.Here's 23 Questions Joe Biden Needs To Answer About China
Posted on 05/29/2020 3:14:50 PM PDT by Its All Over Except ...
Communist China poses a greater threat to America and our interests abroad than any other nation in the world.
If it wasnt clear prior to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, resulting largely from the Chinese Communist Partys Chernobyl-like response, the subsequent threats should crystallize this point. It has acted malevolently toward the U.S., our European and Anglosphere allies, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India, and across the South China Sea.
Countering the CCP is essential to preserving American life, limb, and liberty. The public deserves to know what presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens approach to China would be.
After all, this is a man who sat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for three decades. Biden ultimately chaired or served as its ranking member from 1997 on, during a career at the senior-most levels of government spanning almost the entirety of U.S.-China engagement. As a longtime senator and then vice president, Biden never once acted to scuttle the integrationist-accommodationist policy that has left America in such a perilous position.
This is to say nothing of the disturbing appearance of corruption surrounding Bidens tenure as vice president, in which he managed the China portfolio, while his son Hunter contemporaneously entered into an apparent sweetheart Chinese investment deal.
Thus far in the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden has flippantly downplayed the threat from China, only to quickly walk back his comments when he faced backlash. He attacked the Trump administration for xenophobia in enacting a travel ban early in the coronavirus crisis, only later to backtrack on that too. Now, Biden is trying a new tack: Portray himself as tougher on China than Trump.
This assertion is belied by his historical rhetoric and action, in contrast with a Trump administration that explicitly rejected the status quo by way of its national security strategy. That strategy notes the flaws of a premise to which Biden has long subscribed that engagement with rivals and their inclusion in international institutions and global commerce would turn them into benign actors and trustworthy partners and the Trump administration has acted accordingly.
The former vice president must tell us whether his views and policy prescriptions have markedly changed, or if his presidency would represent a reversion to the status quo ante.
Here are 23 questions the press ought to ask him but almost certainly wont:
1. Does Biden still believe, as he remarked during a 2011 speech, that a rising China is a positive, positive development, not only for China but for America and the world writ large?
2. Does Biden regret his support for granting permanent normal trade relations to China, setting it up for accession to the World Trade Organization that would supercharge its drive toward superpower status?
3. Does Biden believe the Obama administrations responses, or lack thereof, to Chinas rampant theft of intellectual property, militarization of the South China Sea, catastrophic hack of the Office of Personnel Management, and liquidation of Central Intelligence Agency assets were sufficient, and successfully checked Chinas ambitions? If not, what would he have done differently? Did he propose such alternatives as vice president?
4. Does Biden disavow the Obama administrations signing of a 2013 memorandum of understanding following intense lobbying of the former vice president by Chinese leaders granting Chinese companies continued access to U.S. capital markets, in spite of their unique noncompliance in skirting basic auditing and reporting requirements, resulting in numerous frauds?
5. Does the former vice president think it appropriate for former Obama administration national security officials to lobby on behalf of Huawei, the CCP-tied, national security-threatening, alleged U.S.-lawbreaking linchpin of Chinas plan for control over global communications?
6. Will Biden disclose any and all funding directly or indirectly emanating from Chinese sources for the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement?
7. Would a President-Elect Biden take a congratulatory call from Taiwans president, and express ambiguity regarding the One China policy prior to dealing with the CCP?
8. Would a Biden administration explicitly recognize the ruling CCP as a Marxist-Leninist Party, hostile to the United States, that harbors hegemonic ambitions?
9. More fundamentally, would a Biden administration recognize that China poses the greatest threat of all to America?
10. Would every member of a Biden Cabinet adopt policies geared toward countering China, or ceasing cooperation with it?
11. Would a President Biden continue the Trump administrations military buildup aimed at countering Chinas aggression?
12. Specifically, would a President Biden prioritize significant funding of missile defense and the Space Force in his budgets?
13. Would a President Biden continue to vacate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty?
14. Would a President Biden continue accelerating naval activities throughout the Indo-Pacific?
15. Would a President Biden explicitly encourage U.S. companies to move their supply chains out of China?
16. Would a President Biden impose tariffs as a means of creating leverage over China in a bid to achieve free, fair, and reciprocal trade?
17. Would a President Biden use every possible measure to counter Chinas efforts to monopolize strategically significant fields, such as 5G telecommunications?
18. Would a President Biden maintain the substantially increased powers of the executive branch over conducting Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States reviews of transactions that might represent national security threats, and use it to scuttle relevant deals?
19. Would a Biden administration sanction Chinese entities doing business with sanctioned Iranian entities?
20. Would a Biden Department of Justice maintain the Trump administrations China Initiative, aimed at preventing and prosecuting Chinese espionage and hacking efforts?
21. Would a Biden administration engage in a comprehensive strategic communications effort aimed at the CCP, including resolutely challenging its propaganda, delivering Mandarin pro-democracy and anti-CCP messages, and highlighting tyrannical CCP actions?
22. Would a Biden administration maintain restrictions on visas for Chinese students and scholars in strategically significant disciplines, and investigate and expose potentially corrupting Chinese funding of American higher ed institutions?
23. Would a President Biden order that the savings of U.S. government employees not be invested in funds with weightings toward Chinese companies antithetical to Americas interests?
America awaits Bidens answers.
1.) Trump implements the China travel ban:
Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus | The White House
2.) Biden then calls Trump a xenophobe for doing this against China:
Heck, you’d be lucky to get an “I don’t know, Jill picks out all the china patterns and home decorating type stuff.”
3.) Over 60% of the Coronavirus cases stem from NY because Cuomo and others were warned and didn’t take it seriously, Cuomo said those warning about it were acting “freaky” with some NY officials even attending the Chinese Lunar parade on Feb. 9th, 2020:
There’s all these trolls suddenly popping up on the internet claiming that Pres. Trump is soft on China of all things. The troll coordinators know that this is Biden’s single biggest vulnerability.
A packed Chinese Lunar Parade, Feb. 9th, 2020, NYC:
NYC Chinese Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown - Feb 9, 2020, Year of the Rat
“Here’s 23 Questions Joe Biden Needs To Answer About China”
The guy writes for “The Federalist” and it’s “here IS questions”?
One battleground state polls after another show that of the top 3 priorities right now, Biden is weaker on two: the economy and China
Hopefully my links here will give Trump the edge on 3/3.
Is this the time for this?
I’m not singling you out, but sometimes people here nit pick about anything and everything.
Stay on target...
So much to work with contained within this article.
Joe Biden, not long after Trump’s January 31st, 2020 travel ban on China was announced:
We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science not Donald Trumps record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency.
4:01 PM · Feb 1, 2020·TweetDeck
Joe Biden wouldn’t understand the questions!
That's why the 'Rats are getting cocky about their chances to win in November.
These Dems and Repubs are known collectively as the Establishment.
He might even say to the reporter asking one of these questions “Did you just ask me a question”?
How about asking:
1. How much $ did the Biden foundation receive from Chinese sources?
2. What was the purpose of the donations, what were the dates of the donations, and with whom did the Foundation deal? What were the specific sources of the payments?
3. Will the Biden’s be returning those donations?
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